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Letters to the editor

We will all drown!

ALAN GERSTLE Covington Well maybe not. Here is a little experiment you can do at home: Take a tall clear glass, drop in three or four ice cubes and pour water into the glass until all the ice cubes are floating. Then mark a line at the water level and let the ice melt. Then check ...

Say good-bye to tradition

JOSEPH E. COLTON Smithmill, Clearfield County If the proposed change in Pennsylvania game laws is approved we will see the life long traditions of buck season’s first day disappear. The proposals contain the first day of the season be changed to Saturday ‘prior” to traditional ...

To elected representatives of the Keystone Central School Board

C. ROBERT WALIZER Mackeyville An elected official is first and foremost a representative of the people. The question to this democratically elected body then is why is it not representing its people? Since 1776 Pennsylvania has recognized, “That all men are born equally free, and ...

In support of the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School

RYAN LONG Jersey Shore I am writing this letter in support of Sugar Valley Rural Charter School. My son goes to Sugar Valley Rural Charter School. His mother and I decided that Sugar Valley Rural Charter School was a great fit for him after he was diagnosed with Apraxia of speech in 2017 ...

Clinton County proud

ELSIE MILLER Mill Hall I was lucky enough to be at the Christian Coalition’s candidate debate Tuesday night. As I listened to the four candidates speak, I was so proud to be from this county. All four of the candidates focused on what was needed for the people of the Clinton County. ...

Are you aware?

RICHARD SAXTON Mill Hall Since Chris Morelli’s “Column” of Oct. 22 contained his email address, rightly or wrongly, I assumed he was inviting responses. In any event, I did so as follows: Love to know how many head coaches, assistants, ADs, parents of players and, indeed, players, ...

It’s National School Bus Safety Week

MICHAEL BERK Mount Holly Springs During this week, Pennsylvania joins the nation in celebration of National School Bus Safety Week. During this time, Safety Stakeholders, including parents, students, teachers, motorists, state officials, school bus operators, school administrators, and ...

Can autumn colors be explained?

DAVID KAGAN Pine Creek Valley Each fall the green leaves of deciduous trees change to orange, yellow and red. Why? Well, it’s all due to the chemistry of leaf pigments. Chlorophyll in the leaves of spring and summer absorbs the sunlight’s blue and red light, but reflects the green. ...

Satire?

MARY ANN CLARK Mill Hall I’m not sure if Mr. Paul Rinker’s letter to the editor was meant to be satire or not. In his letter printed Oct. 22, he claims our federal government hasn’t had a budget since 2008. In rereading the letter, thinking perhaps he missed prefacing the word ...

Marsy’s Law isn’t innocent

ARNO VOSK Williamsport On Nov. 5 Pennsylvania’s ballot will include a constitutional amendment popularly called “Marsy’s Law,” also known as the “Crime Victims Rights Amendment.” This seemingly reasonable amendment, if adopted, would actually undermine our state’s entire ...

It is time

HAROLD A. MAIO Fort Myers, Fla. In regard to Dr. Lindsay Sauers column in The Express on Oct. 11 entitled, “Mental health awareness: Stop the Stigma,” I say this: If you mean stop those taught or teaching it, I am with you 100%. I see no value in supporting them.

Taxes, taxes, taxes

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden I am an 87-year-old Korean War Veteran and a life long resident of Piatt Township. My father, myself and my two brothers have contributed roughly 24 years of military service through active and reserve military during our lives. We were drafted or enlisted in ...

Purdue should take responsibility

JILLIAN ROUPP Mansfield With respect to a recent newspaper article titled, “Victims of opioid epidemic gain a voice in lawsuit,” I would like to commend the author for giving this story a human connection by introducing those affected by the opiate crisis who will be a part of the ...

An easier way

DAVID L. FAUST Selinsgrove It’s no big secret that most taxes in Pennsylvania, such as earned income on workers and many others, unfairly burden working-class citizens the most. A graduated income tax could be used to solve that problem. However, a Constitutional amendment would be ...

Schiff-less

PAUL RINKER Montoursville There was a time when satire carried the disclaimer, “For Entertainment Purposes Only” just in case people weren’t smart enough to recognize it as satire. This practice has waned as the separation between news and satire diminishes. Recently, the ...

Vote for Chris Exarchos

LOUIS T. GLANTZ Centre Hall On Nov. 5 vote for Chris Exarchos. I had the pleasure of working with Chris while he was a College Township supervisor and during his eight years as a Centre County commissioner. He is smart, tough when need be but, at the same time, compassionate. Join me on ...

Vote for Chris, the best person on the ballot

LINDA NEFF Howard Don’t vote straight party for Centre County Commissioner. Vote for the best person on the ballot, Chris Exarchos. He is honest, hard-working, smart and will serve us well as our Centre County commissioner. Join me and vote for Chris for Centre commissioner.

A reminder

IRV HOY Howard I am writing to remind everyone how important it is to VOTE on Nov. 5 and to do your homework on all of the candidates. My vote for Centre County Commissioner is definitely going to Chris Exarchos. We need someone who has the ability and experience to handle a huge $80 plus ...

Jeremy Breon for Centre County prothonotary

HELEN STOLINAS Bellefonte I am writing to encourage the citizens of Centre County to vote for Jeremy Breon for Prothonotary of Centre County. As an attorney, I know how important it is to have a knowledgeable and experienced individual serving as Prothonotary. Jeremy has worked in the ...

Socialism

CHARLES ARDELL Williamsport If the Democrats win the 2020 election it sounds like the government is going to do everything for us. We will end up like my two cats. All we will have to do is eat, sleep and doo-doo. A little humor never hurt anybody.